+27 10 597 0862

Technical Sales Engineer (Electrical or Mechanical discipline), Electrical Power Transmission And Distribution Experience Advantageous – Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal – Ref: 1217094-3

Logo

Ref: 1217094-3

Job Description:

One of a few international companies offering overhead electrical infrastructure products to Electrical Utilities in Africa and renowned international clients in Europe and the USA. For over 40 years, and with emphasis on innovation and quality, they have been designing, planning, manufacturing, managing and executing complex Overhead Line / Overhead Traction Equipment supply projects – all to the highest international quality standards – from their manufacturing facility boasting efficient in-house processes and equipped with technologically-driven equipment including silicone rubber injection moulding, gravity cast aluminium and ductile iron foundries, helical wire form production plant, fibreglass reinforced polymer core pultrusion plant, as well as state-of-the-art tool and die development and manufacturing.

They are looking to appoint a Sales Engineer to market and sell products to customers in the local and international market.

The ideal incumbent will have a formal qualification in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, a valid driver’s license, 3+ years’ experience in a Sales or Engineering role and be willing to travel. Tendering experience is compulsory.

Knowledge of electrical power transmission and distribution will be an added advantage.

Job Qualification & Experience:

Type: Permanent
Reports to: Business Development Manager
Work systems: MS Office (Word; Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) / Syspro
Key responsibilities:
Research, identify and prospect new potential customers;
Visiting customers and potential customers to evaluate needs or promote products;
Prepare and deliver technical presentations explaining products to customers and prospective customers;
Increase revenue with current, new customers and new product technologies;
Manage the Distributor customer portfolio;
Orders to be processed correctly and immediately upon receipt;
Ensure quotes/tenders submitted on time and complete with all returnable documents as requested by customers;
Provide technical support in the completion of quotes and tenders when required;
Manage and report on running contracts and activities for the month;
Follow up and update quotes on quotation module and report on success rate;
Create and complete call log register;
Run yearly customer satisfaction survey, analyse and summarise results, liaise with the Business Development Manager on response plan;
Complete gift register with integrity;
Generate and forward all picking tickets to the relevant stakeholders;
Generate and forward order acknowledgements to customers;
File offers and orders processed both electronically and in the archives;
Submit updated delivery schedules to customers on a weekly basis;
Log all tenders and projects in the projects outstanding list; and
Traveling locally in South Africa to visit customers following the approved travel plan.

Location (country, city): Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

Job Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

Minimum Qualifications
National Diploma in Electrical /Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
Possess a valid driver’s license

Experience Required
3 years’ experience in a Sales or Engineering role
Tendering experience compulsory
Experience in working with letters of credits and Incoterms
Computer experience including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Skills and Abilities
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in English
Customer-centric approach
Ability to build and sustain good customer relationships
Persistence and self-motivation
Negotiation
Ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders
Planning, organising and coordination skills
Presentation skills
Resilient and ability to withstand high levels of pressure and deadlines
Must be willing and able to travel

Professional Ethics
Personal credibility – displaying high ethical standards

Knowledge
Meeting sales targets
Administration
Business acumen – understand business and customer needs
Technical knowledge in electrical and/or mechanical engineering
Reading, understanding and processing of tenders
Knowledge of Incoterms and letters of credits
Knowledge of electrical power transmission and distribution will be an added advantage.

Company Description:

One of a few international companies offering overhead electrical infrastructure products to Electrical Utilities in Africa and renowned international clients in Europe and the USA. For over 40 years, and with emphasis on innovation and quality, they have been designing, planning, manufacturing, managing and executing complex Overhead Line / Overhead Traction Equipment supply projects – all to the highest international quality standards – from their manufacturing facility boasting efficient in-house processes and equipped with technologically-driven equipment including silicone rubber injection moulding, gravity cast aluminium and ductile iron foundries, helical wire form production plant, fibreglass reinforced polymer core pultrusion plant, as well as state-of-the-art tool and die development and manufacturing.

 

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

 

Technical Sales Engineer (Electrical or Mechanical discipline), Electrical Power Transmission And Distribution Experience Advantageous – Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal – Ref: 1217094-3

 

Digitalization Manager

Technical Sales Engineer (Electrical or Mechanical discipline), Electrical Power Transmission And Distribution Experience Advantageous 

 

To apply, complete the form below or click here for full screen view.

To view our other job listings, click here

To apply for this job email your details to deedre@enshrineplacements.com

Apply using webmail: Gmail / AOL / Yahoo / Outlook